The Light of the World
December 16, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
“John was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light. But I have testimony greater than John’s…” (John 5:35-36)
Our Lady speaks of the testimony of Jesus, that testimony that sheds light over the whole world! We are called to bear witness:
November 2, 2018
My motherly heart suffers
as I am looking at my children
who do not love the truth,
those who are hiding it –
as I look at my children who do not pray
with their feelings and actions.
I am sad as I am saying to my Son
that many of my children no longer have faith,
that they do not know Him – my Son.
That is why I call you,
apostles of my love:
you strive to look
to the very depth in human hearts
and there you are certain to find
the little hidden treasure.
To look in this way
is mercy from the Heavenly Father.
To seek the good even where there is the greatest evil –
to strive to comprehend each other
and not to judge –
that is what my Son is asking of you.
And I, as a mother,
am calling you to listen to Him.
the spirit is mightier than the flesh,
and, carried by love and actions,
it overcomes all obstacles.
Do not forget:
my Son has loved you
and loves you.
His love is with you
and in you
when you are one with Him.
He is the light of the world
and no one and nothing will be able
to stop Him in the final glory.
Therefore, apostles of my love,
do not be afraid to witness the truth.
Witness it with enthusiasm,
with works, with love, with your sacrifice,
and, above all, in humility.
Witness the truth to all those who have not come to know my Son.
I will be alongside you.
I will encourage you.
Witness the love which never ends
because it comes from the Heavenly Father
who is eternal
and who offers eternity to all of my children.
The spirit of my Son will be alongside you.
Anew I am calling you, my children:
pray for your shepherds,
pray that the love of my Son may lead them.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
PS. St. James Parish continues the Christmas Novena in which they climb Apparition Hill every day for 9 days (December 15-23), praying the Rosary, in honor of Jesus’ Birth! Mary TV is streaming this Novena climb each day, at 2:00 pm Medjugorje time! Join us!!